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Gator Youth Football & Cheer

About Us

Gator Youth Football & Cheer was started in 1955 by Westville residents Herb Neilio and Walt "Reds" Overs. They soon brought in Tom Pallante, Ed Harvey, Charles Carter and Bill Ebers on board. Westville entered the now-defunct 10-team South Jersey Midget Football League in 1956. Westville played independently again in the mid-1970s before beginning an affiliation with the Burlington County Midget League in 1977 that still exists today.

Gator Youth Football & Cheer (GYFC) is a local community football & cheerleader program with participants ages 5 – 14 years old. GYFC is a member of the West Jersey Youth Football League. The Westville Football field was rededicated and named after Herb Neilio.

Our team while located in Westville, NJ welcomes all youth. Many of our youth are from the Gateway Regional High School’s sending districts (National Park, Wenonah, Woodbury Heights, and Westville). 

All levels of experience are welcome, as are youth from other districts and organizations. Our football team is a weight limit” and “age” controlled league providing a safe environment for its players.

The goal of  Gator Youth Football & Cheer is not just to teach fundamental skills but also life skills including sportsmanship, teamwork and community pride.

Board & Trustees

Gator Youth Football & Cheer (GYFC) is a member of the West Jersey Youth Football League. Servicing youth primarily from the Gateway sending districts there are no residency requirements to play for GYFC.  We accept participants from any city or school district. As an IRS recognized Section 501(c)(3) a tax exempt organization GYFC is organized by volunteers from our communities. 

Formed exclusively to provide the opportunity for community youth and children to participate in football and cheer activities who meet the eligibility criteria of the West Jersey Youth Football League. We are dedicated to sportsmanship and fair play.

GYFC is committed to working within our community and the surrounding communities to provide a healthy, positive environment for the youth and families we serve to grow physically and mentally. It is our mission to inspire youth to practice the ideals of sportsmanship, teamwork, community pride, physical fitness, and healthy competition while striving to be "the best that they can be."

Executive Board of Directors:
Vice President Football
Vice President Cheer 
Sergeant at Arms 
Corresponding Secretary/Fundraising Director
Cheerleader Director/Agent

Board of Trustees: The Board of Trustees acts as an advisory board to promote the goals and maintain the integrity of the organization. Board of Trustee Members shall be appointed by the President in consultation with the Executive Board. The Board of Trustees shall be limited to no more than four members. Board of Trustee members shall be individuals who have exhibited a high regard for the standards set forth in our Objectives in Article II.

Nominations are held annually after the annual banquet for all open Board Member positions with voting the following month.

Bylaws: the bylaws were approved at the May 2018 Board Meeting

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